Description: Anyone can learn how to give an effective, engaging presentation. Here’s the secret; it doesn’t come naturally to anyone. Overcoming anxiety, developing confidence, speaking clearly and creating excitement are skills that everyone needs to strengthen eventually. The keys to success are adopting the proper technique and then practicing constantly to perfect what you’ve learned.
Presentation Skills is a best-selling Crisp book that first covers the fundamentals of how to assess your current skill level and then teaches you how to:
• Organize an effective presentation
• Conquer fear and anxiety
• Prepare yourself and the room
• Keep audience engaged
• Handle difficult question
Contents: Part 1: Assessing Your Skills • Evaluating Yourself • Dealing with Anxiety • Tips for Reducing Anxiety • Turning Your Assessment into a Plan • Part 2: Planning Your Presentation • Clarifying Your Strategy • Six Steps to Planning Your Presentation • Some Thoughts on Using Handouts • Preparing For Your Next Presentation • Part 3: Using Slides and Other Visual Aids • Using Slides and Visual Aids Effectively • Designing Your Slides • Use Your Slides—Don’t Let Them Use You • Part 4: Preparing for Your Presentation • Personal Appearance • Controlling the Presentation Environment • When You Can’t Practice—Successful Impromptu Speaking • Part 5: Delivering Your Presentation with Energy and Composure • Engaging Your Audience • Putting Energy to Work • Maintaining Composure • Question-and-Answer Techniques • Dealing with Hostile Questions • Appendix • Appendix to Part 3
About the Author: Steve Mandel, founder of Mandel Communications, is a nationally known training consultant and lecturer specializing in presentation skills training. Since 1984, his company has trained salespeople, executives, engineers, and managers in the skills necessary to effectively present their ideas. Mandel Communications has delivered programs in more than 40 countries and provides workshops in numerous languages.
Mr. Mandel is the author of two Crisp Series books, Great Presentations (formerly Effective Presentation Skills) and Technical Presentation Skills, as well as numerous articles. He has been a featured speaker for organizations on the topic of management communication skills in the professional environment.